State College police Lt. Keith Robb called the case of a missing 17-year-old girl “essentially a runaway” situation.
Robb said Olivia Miller, of State College, traveled to Pittsburgh on Aug. 11 for a concert. Police said they think she is with a man.
Late Thursday night, Miller’s sister’s Facebook page indicated the teen had contacted her by phone and said that she was OK. State College police were not available for comment.
“There is no reason to believe she is there against her will,” Robb said Thursday afternoon. “Given her age, we are still looking for her.”
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Robb explained that no Amber Alert was issued when an investigation was launched because authorities need to have evidence that a child was abducted for the alert. Miller was last seen getting on a Megabus on North Atherton Street.
Miller is described as white, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds, police said. Miller has brown hair, brown eyes and a tattoo on the right side of her neck. She also goes by the name Liv Trimer.
The case, according to Robb, will not be turned over to another agency.
“Hopefully someone spots her,” Robb said. “Local media (in Pittsburgh) has put out alerts around the city, so we hope someone sees her and turns her in.”